Zika effects on babies - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Zika effects on babies


Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta, fetus

May 12, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The studies illustrate how the virus could invade the brain of a developing fetus and trigger complications

epa05278988 A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus Zika, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, 26 April 2016. Lowering the risks of Zika in pregnant women requires 'fast' measures because humanity has 'never before' faced a mosquito-borne disease with birth defects, said Honein, an expert from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. EPA/LEONARDO MUNOZ

Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika in Australia

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:07 PM

The woman became infected with the Zika virus abroad according to Australian officials

epa05138467 A picture dated 30 January 2016 showing the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. Costa Rica's Health Ministry announced on 31 January 2016, that as part of efforts to combat the Aedes Aegypti that transmits zika, dengue and chikunguna, it plans to use a bacteria to attack it. The bacteria called 'spinosad' (Saccharopolyspora spinosa) is applied as a pill in water tanks large, natural or not, where mosquito breeding is suspected. A panel of WHO-appointed experts is to meet 01 February 2016 to advise WHO chief Margaret Chan whether the situation should be classified as a so-called public health emergency of international concern, as was the case with Ebola. EPA/Jeffrey Arguedas